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Escaping the Tweetosphere

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Twitter has become a great venue for people to get important events into the public light. It is also a great way to get good consumer dialogue directly between customers and brands.

But now it is becoming a massive monster.

I try to post pretty regularly on my Twitter, but by the time I post anything there are already 7 immediately after mine. That means my average follower has to read through 7 tweets just to see mine.

That is insane. I posted my tweet 20 seconds ago and 10 other people have jumped on top of mine.

In just 20 seconds.

And that’s on a good day.

To get your tweet read anymore you have to tag 6 people and have it retweeted 12 times to get any visualization on it.

It only gets worse every day with more and more people joining the site.

Twitter is simple, user friendly, and fun. But now with the virtual overcrowding it is starting to become a victim of its own success.

Eventually there will just be TOO much information being thrown out, and people are going to start getting overloaded.

I know I am.

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2 Comments

  1. David Gisch says:

    Hey Alex! I might have misunderstood your post, but you could clarify this for me. I have always been under the impression that the “problem” you are describing in this post doesn’t have anything to do with your followers persay, but in fact the people you are following. You seem to be talking about trying to go down and find your own post, in your own feed. Which is populated by the tweets that are published by the people you are following. In essence, the problem you are describing is a symptom of a Twitter power user. In trying to match follows with people you are drowning your own tweets in the feed being produced by the people you follow.

    Awesome blog, keep up the good work.
    David Gisch – @djgisch

    • Ahh yes I should have clarified that more. I just meant to use myself as a prime example of how many tweets go through a normal person’s feed. I have 60 followers, but I can almost guarantee that they are following over 100 other people besides me. When those people post, especially at the same time, my post becomes irrelevant because it is swamped under the other information that was posted after mine. Like someone I follow that I really like might have posted something extremely relevant to my life, but if it was posted 10 minutes before I logged in I might never see it because it is buried under 100 tweets in my feed. I could go to their page, but if I never knew the content existed in the first place I wouldn’t know to go. I just think that unless you have under 50 following you are getting swamped with information that you really aren’t processing.

      I really appreciate you reading this David and if you have any comments or questions on any of my other blogs feel free to hit me up on here or in class sometime.

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